Our Sicilian exchange students have arrived!
The pupils took part in the exchange of skills section of the project with our pupils and teachers helping to support the development of their English language. This will help them gain employment in the hospitality industry when they have finished their course at college.
Pupils and teachers visited London so our guests from Sicily could experience our capital city. We took in the sights of Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Camden Town.
The morning session was focused on giving our Sicilian guests a flavour of Birmingham. They visited the new (and impressive) library and even had time for a spot of shopping in the Bull Ring!
Aided by Mr De Salvo, our guests were treated to the Black Country Museum, sampling what life was like in the area over 100 years ago. A real eye opener and another successful day. The leaving meal took place at the most English of restaurants… Toby Carvery! The pupils sampled the delights of a Sunday lunch which went down really well.
An emotional 3am departure for Luton airport where I was told our pupils are already making plans to fly back to Sicily in the summer …post exams of course!
October 2016 –
“Ciao dalla Sicilia! We are having a fabulous time over here in Catania. We have so far spent two days at the school our hosts attend learning to cook some traditional Sicilian dishes. Our pupils will hopefully be coming home ready to make them for their families. Delicious! We have also taken a trip to Acicastello to walk around the ruins of the ancient castle and enjoy the coast. We can’t wait to take on Etna tomorrow!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone back in school on Wednesday!”